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No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.
The arrest of Meng Wanzhou and stopping Chinese expansion
The unspoken US policy objective behind the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou on trumped up charges, is to break China’s technological lead in wireless telecommunications. What is at stake is a coordinated US and allied intelligence initiative to ban China’s Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd from the “next generation” state of the art 5G global mobile phone network.
The intelligence operation is led by “Five Eyes”, a so-called “intelligence-sharing alliance to combat espionage” between the US and its four (junior) Anglo-Saxon partners: UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand.
Western media tabloids repeatedly refer to legitimate “national security concerns” as a justification for the banning of China’s telecom equipment. This is in reality a fierce battle in the global wireless telecom industry.
On July 17, the spy chiefs from the “Five Eyes” nations travelled from Ottawa to Nova Scotia for a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. that was casually described by The Sydney Morning Herald as “an informal evening after intense talks in nearby Ottawa”.
The encounter with Canada’s Prime Minister was neither informal nor spontaneous. His presence at that meeting served to provide a “political green-light” to the Five Eyes “intelligence campaign” against China:
In the months that followed that July 17 dinner, an unprecedented campaign has been waged by those present to block Chinese tech giant Huawei from supplying equipment for their next-generation wireless networks. This increasingly muscular posture towards Beijing culminated in last week’s arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, in Vancouver, over alleged breaches of US sanctions with Iran. (Sydney Morning Herald, December 13, 2018)
CIA Director Gina Haspel and Britain’s MI6 Chief Michael Younger were in attendance. The intent of this meeting was crystal clear. The arrest of Meng Wanzhou was part of a broader intelligence strategy directed against China which had been planned well in advance.
The US based telecom conglomerates are up against the wall. The industry is in a shambles. The US no longer produces smart phones. Its manufacturing base in Silicon Valley has been closed down. US smart phone companies increasingly rely on China not only for cellphone production but also for the development of intellectual property.
China is not only the largest producer of cellphones worldwide, it is a leader in wireless technology. According to an August 2018 report by Deloitte Consulting: “China is winning the race against the United States to build a faster nationwide wireless network that uses 5G technology, billed as the mobile industry’s future. Unless the US moves more quickly, it will be at a major disadvantage when it comes to creating dominant new companies in the emerging space….Accordingly, countries that adopt 5G first are expected to experience disproportionate gains in macroeconomic impact compared to those that lag,”.
US companies have been sounding the alarm over a purported race against China over 5G, perhaps playing to the fears and strategic desires of the Trump White House. (Fortune, August 7, 2018). The complicity of the Canadian government in the arrest of Meng Wanzhou on behalf of the Trump White House puts in jeopardy Canada’s longstanding economic, social and cultural ties with the People’s Republic of China.
America’s “Cell Phone War” against China: HuaWei CFO Meng Wanzhou Held Hostage by Canada
By Christopher Black. It is clear the US is pushing the battle line to our door … We can completely regard the US arrest of Meng Wanzhou as a declaration of war against China.” Read more…
China’s Toughness v. Weak-Kneed Russia: Beijing’s Response to Arrest of Meng Wanzhou
By Stephen Lendman. In response to the lawless arrest, detention, and mistreatment of Huawei Technologies’ chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver on December 1, acting as a Trump regime proxy, Beijing demanded her immediate release, warning of “grave consequences” otherwise. Read more…
“Five Eyes” Intelligence Agencies Behind Drive Against Chinese Telecom Giant Huawei.
By Nick Beams. Evidence has come to light that US operations against the Chinese telecommunications giant HuaWei and the arrest and detention of one of its top executives, Meng Wanzhou, to face criminal charges of fraud brought by the US Justice Department are the outcome of a coordinated campaign by the intelligence agencies of the so-called “Five Eyes” network. Read more…
Trump and China: Towards a Cold or Hot War?
By Marc Vandepitte. At first glance, the dispute between the US and China revolves around unfair competition and theft of intellectual property. On closer inspection it is about something much more fundamental, namely frantic attempts by Washington to preserve its hegemony over this planet. Are we heading for a clash between the two titans? Read more…
Video: Behind the US Attack on Chinese Smartphones
By Manlio Dinucci. After having imposed heavy taxes on Chinese merchandise – 250 billion dollars – President Trump, at the G-20, accepted a “truce” by postponing further measures, mainly because the US economy has been struck by Chinese retaliation. Read more…
On World Human Rights Day, the Inhumane Treatment of Huawei Meng Wanzhou by Canadian Authorities Becomes Clearer
By Adam Garrie. After summoning the Canadian Ambassador in Beijing, China has now summoned the American Ambassador to discuss the status of Meng Wanzhou – the Chinese political prisoner who remains behind bars in Canada in spite of having committed no wrongdoing. Read more…
Trump’s Trade War with China: Imagine What Would Happen if China Decided to Impose Economic Sanctions on the USA?
By Prof Michel Chossudovsky. What Trump does not realize is that the trade deficit with China contributes to sustaining America’s retail economy, it also contributes to the growth of America’s GDP. Read more…To unsubscribe from any future messages, please click the unsubscribe link below.